By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-2-22

The FCC said broadcasters’ challenge of its new program sponsorship rule changes are wrong on all counts.

That point was made in the Commission’s brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

The FCC voted unanimously last April to boost disclosures for programming on airtime leased by a foreign entity. The move came amid heightened focus in D.C. on disinformation campaigns and despite pushback from broadcasters, who argue the FCC is adding regulations to an already overregulated service, including charging broadcasters with the responsibility to investigate for foreign ownership.  » Read More